Weill Cornell Medical College New York City Belfer Research Building
LEED Certified Gold
The Belfer Research Building is only the second laboratory building in New York City to receive a LEED Gold rating, earning points in every section of the LEED checklist, including excellent energy performance, design innovation, and other sustainable practices.
On the LEED-certified scorecard, Weill Cornell Medical College scored 43 out of 69 possible points. For a full breakdown, review the report on the US Green Buildings Certification (USGBC) website.
|Sustainable Sites||Water Efficiency||Energy & Atmosphere||Materials & Resources||Indoor Environmental Quality||Innovation & Design|
|Points Earned||9 / 14||4 / 5||6 / 17||7 / 13||12 / 15||5 / 5|
It consumes 18 percent less energy than a minimally code-compliant structure by employing energy-saving mechanical systems, including a high-efficiency HVAC system, energy-conserving heat exchangers, and daylight-responsive lighting controls. A double-layer glass curtain wall is designed so that the outer fritted glass wall reflects the sun's heat and shades the inner high-efficiency glass, greatly reducing the heat load on the building's air conditioning system.
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